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  • Trouts Community Charity Open Held Aug. 14, 2013 (8/29/2013)

    The 7th Annual Trouts Community Charity Open was held at beautiful Bent Tree Golf Course. The weather cooperated that day allowing thirty, six-person teams (180 golfers) to shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. The course was in excellent shape even after experiencing two 100 year rains the previous two weeks... more
  • Trouts Community Charity Open Held Aug. 14, 2013
  • PSO Release: Detectives are currently working with the GBI to investigate a Weekend Shooting (8/28/2013)

    Detectives with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office are working closely with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate a shooting death that occurred over the weekend. At approximately 12:45 am on Sunday morning, Pickens Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the residence of Mr. Alex Rebo i... more
  • PSO Release:  Detectives are currently working with the GBI to investigate a Weekend Shooting
  • Four Legged Love From Petey (8/27/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Petey, a one and a half year old, male bull ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Petey
  • FREE HIP PERMIT REQUIRED BEFORE DOVE HUNTING (8/27/2013)

    Before you head to the dove field this year, hunters should be sure to obtain the free Hunter Information Program (HIP) migratory bird license, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The license is available to hunters after they report previous year h... more
  • FREE HIP PERMIT REQUIRED BEFORE DOVE HUNTING
  • Georgia Lottery announces new Atlanta Falcons-themed game (8/27/2013)

    (ATLANTA) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Atlanta Falcons have teamed up together to kick off another new and exciting instant game. Atlanta Falcons Big Win is a $5 game with top prizes of $350,000. Tickets went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide T... more
  • Georgia Lottery announces new Atlanta Falcons-themed game
  • LOOK TO THE SKY - DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8/27/2013)
    Wildlife Management Areas offer prime hunting opportunities
    When does the fall hunting season begin? Unofficially, many people bestow the opening day of dove season with that honor. With numerous wildlife management area (WMA) hunts scheduled, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the sport. The Georgia dove season opens ... more
  • LOOK TO THE SKY - DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
  • OPINION: KING HUSSEIN OR Why the GOP must find an effective leader? (8/27/2013)

    Leadership can be defined in many ways. Here we see leadership as having two essential attributes: a) taking followers where they have not been before and b) protecting them from harm as they make the journey. Given this definition, King Hussein (Obama) is a partially effective and active leader for... more
  • Perfect Weather for the Jasper Farmers Market (8/27/2013)

    A great response to the wonderful weather that blessed us at the Jasper Farmers Market on Saturday; lots of customers, lookers, kids and dogs all enjoying the ambiance. Local watermelons, peaches, tomatoes, beans, honey, eggs and bread were a few of the things for sale. Craft vendors who don’t lik... more
  • Perfect Weather for the Jasper Farmers Market
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 3rd AND 7th IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS COMPETITION (8/27/2013)
    Over 880 Teams Competed from Around the World
    Marble Hill, Georgia — Wildwood Christian Academy is pleased to announce student teams placed 3rd and 7th in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind. After placing 1st and 2nd in the Georgia state competition, the Wildwood Wolves headed to Michigan State University, May 22-25 to compete against m... more
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 3rd AND 7th IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS COMPETITION
  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise' (8/25/2013)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on August 10, 2013 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Every month the breakfast is sponsored by a Chamber Member. The August Breakfast Sponsor and caterer was Bojangles. Kristal Beavers of Bojangles gave Sponsor remarks... more
  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise'
  • Emilee Riley, Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion For Second Year (8/24/2013)

    On August 10th, Emilee Riley clinched the points lead and became Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion for the second year in a row. No rookie driver at GMP has ever been a two-time track champion. This is Emilee’s second year in the truck division and only been racing for four years, starting w... more
  • Emilee Riley, Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion For Second Year
  • TDS warns customers: Don’t get caught in phishing scam (8/22/2013)

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) has learned that some customers are receiving scam emails (see below). Known as phishing, the emails are fraudulent attempts to scam customers into providing email addresses and passwords. They suggest that TDS is expanding the customers email quota. “These ema... more
  • TDS warns customers: Don’t get caught in phishing scam
  • Two County Salsa Festival (8/22/2013)

    Saturday started out unseasonably cool and threatening rain but fortunately pleasant weather prevailed long enough for the for Salsa Festival to be a great success with an enthusiastic crowd. This was a “play off “event featuring all of the winners in the salsa contests that had been held at the Jas... more
  • Two County Salsa Festival
  • A Settlement Agreement reached between the City of Nelson and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (8/21/2013)
    Family Protection Ordinance to be amended
    In a Special Called Meeting on August 20, 2013, the City of Nelson reached a settlement agreement with Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pertaining to the Family Protection Ordinance. The Family Protection Ordinance allows law-abiding Nelson citizens the legal right to keep a firearm in their ho... more
  • A Settlement Agreement reached between the City of Nelson and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year (8/21/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) A new semester and school year got off to a rainy start Monday at Chattahoochee Technical College. Georgia’s largest technical college begins classes on August 19 with changes for the new semester with approximately 10,700 students of which more than 3,100 were new. “This is alwa... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year
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